Research and Development Health News

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1/8/2008
New Weight-Loss Drug Shows Promise in Early Study

But adverse effects include gastrointestinal problems, anxiety

1/7/2008
Team Finds 118 Genes That Might Play Role in Cancer

Involved in control of cell division, they activate abnormally in malignant cells

1/7/2008
Some Immature Brain Cells May Promote Tumors

But animal studies show cancer gene can be turned on and off

1/3/2008
Study Spotlights a Natural Infection Fighter

The body produces its own hydrogen peroxide, but it must be kept in balance

1/2/2008
Colon Cancer Gene Traced to Arrival in United States

Researchers studied two families to find couple who brought the mutation here in the 1630s

12/28/2007
Fish Oil May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Omega-3 fatty acid boosts protein that destroys brain plaques, study finds

12/27/2007
Study Sheds Light on Origins of Sudden Cardiac Death

New imaging techniques help researchers probe ventricular fibrillation

12/27/2007
Research Offers Promise for Cirrhosis Treatment

Protein stops liver scarring in mice, study finds

12/27/2007
Terriers Join Fight Against a Killer Disease in Humans

'Westies' breed is also prone to pulmonary fibrosis, which has no cure

12/26/2007
Malaria Drug Promising Against Cancer

60-year-old drug chloroquine eliminated certain malignancies in mice, researchers say

12/21/2007
Busting Medical Myths Even Doctors Believe

No, your hair and nails don't grow after death, report says

12/19/2007
Area Around Breast Tumor May Predict Cancer's Spread

Mutations in tumor-suppressing gene could point to lymph node involvement, study suggests

12/19/2007
Brain Cells More Powerful Than You Think

Even single neurons have a big impact on behavior, studies show

12/18/2007
Cancer Care Advances in 2007 Offer Hope

But cutbacks in research funding jeopardize further breakthroughs: report

12/17/2007
Research Reveals How Cells Store Fat

Newly discovered genes and their proteins could be targets for weight-loss therapies, scientists say

12/14/2007
Fish Give Clues to Human Skin Color Changes

A common gene helps species adapt to new environments, scientists say

12/13/2007
Transplanted Bone Marrow Cells Aid Nerve Regeneration

Japanese research with stem cells could be a step in developing artificial neurons

12/13/2007
Researchers Find Great Granddaddy of All Blood Cells

Discovery could yield targeted treatments for leukemia, bone marrow transplants

12/12/2007
Switch for Internal Body Clock Found

Discovery could lead to new treatments for sleep disorders

12/12/2007
Obesity Weakens Immune Response

Study found fat mice had harder time fighting gum disease

12/11/2007
Newer Sedative Might Help Patients on Ventilators

Preliminary study finds dexmedetomidine caused less delirium

12/10/2007
Possible Cure for Rare Lymphoma Reported

Other blood cancer treatment advances announced at hematology meeting

12/7/2007
Blood Test to Detect Lung Cancer Being Eyed

Finding markers for 4 key proteins could determine if more invasive treatment is necessary, researchers say

12/7/2007
Cellular Disorder Might Influence Behavior

Mouse study hints at link between mitochondria, memory and socialization

12/7/2007
Gene-Based Sunscreen Might Someday Prevent Skin Cancer

A topical drug could strengthen cells' DNA, animal studies suggest

12/7/2007
Green Tea, Fruit Extracts Touted as Potential Cancer Fighters

Preliminary research shows promise against colorectal, prostate and oral tumors

12/6/2007
Ketamine Impairs Brain by Releasing Superoxide

Researchers claim finding could lead to new treatments for schizophrenia

12/6/2007
New Kind of Stem Cells Reverse Sickle Cell Anemia

Mouse study proves these stem cells could treat diseases, though dangers remain

12/6/2007
Cell Transplants Hold Promise for Heart Attack Survivors

Studies in mice suggest they might prevent cardiac arrest

12/4/2007
Observational Studies Often Overshadow Clinical Research

First findings seem to stick, even when controlled trials later contradict them

12/4/2007
2-in-1 Test Signals Risk After Heart Attack

It measures nervous system and heart's electrical system

12/3/2007
Fever May Improve Behavior of Children With Autism Disorders

Finding could lead to new avenues of treatment for the disorder, study suggests

11/30/2007
Female Mammals May Select Out Competing Sperm

There's new evidence that the reproductive tract favors one mate over another

11/29/2007
Gene Tweak Reverses Aging in Mouse Skin Cells

It's a long way from this to a human 'fountain of youth,' however

11/28/2007
Autistic Children Have More Gray Matter in Brains

This imbalance may make it tougher for them to function socially, study suggests

11/28/2007
Cancer-Suppressing Gene Tied to Female Fertility

It's potentially another helpful role for p53, scientists say

11/28/2007
Cell Protein Might Help Treat ALS

Hsp70 extended the lifespan of mice that had the neurological disease, researchers say

11/20/2007
Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Into Stem Cells

The new cells are almost identical to embryonic stem cells, experts say

11/16/2007
Chocolate Craving Has Ancient Roots

Archaeologists find traces of the sweet in pottery more than 3,000 years old

11/16/2007
Major U.S. Autism Study Gets Under Way

Trial will track environmental, genetic factors at six sites nationwide

11/16/2007
Cell Insights May Predict Breast Cancer's Spread

Key biomarkers could point to women at higher risk, study suggests

11/15/2007
Muscular Dystrophy Treatment Shows Promise

In early research, scientists were able to rid mice of muscle stiffness, weakness

11/14/2007
Cell Structure Helps Direct Cancer Gene 'Switch'

The finding might help lead to new treatments, scientists say

11/13/2007
Rules on Patients' Medical Data Hampering Research

In survey, most scientists said current laws are too cumbersome

11/12/2007
Long-Term Beta Carotene Use May Protect Against Dementia

A beneficial effect was found after at least 15 years, study says

11/12/2007
Fallout From Failed AIDS Vaccine Could Dampen Research

Experts worry infection fears might keep participants from trials

11/9/2007
Older Adults No More Distractible Than Younger Set

Brain's ability to engage multisensory attention remains intact, study says

11/9/2007
Botox Offers Shot in Arm for Arthritis Sufferers

Small trial found it eased shoulder pain caused by osteoarthritis

11/8/2007
Scientists Find Way to Track Stem Cells in Brain

It could be a breakthrough for neurological research, experts say

11/7/2007
Stem Cells Show Early Promise for Heart Problems

But far more research is needed to benefit heart attack patients, studies show